Regardless of what type of business you’re in, designing a new office space is not a job to take lightly. Once your office buildout is complete, you’ll likely be living with it for many years. You can set your organization up for long-term success by being diligent about your office space planning approach. You may be anxious to fast track the office design planning process so you can move forward with construction and ultimately move into your new space sooner. Resist the urge to rush this important step. Instead, be mindful and consider the following guidelines when drafting your new office design.
When you work in an office, you share more than a common employer. You share the air you breathe. Sometimes that may leave you wishing you had a window you could open up to get rid of the unpleasant smells that inevitably occur in any shared space. We’ve put together some ideas for dealing with offensive office odors – and some interesting information about how you can use scent to boost your employees’ productivity and moods and create a more pleasant work environment.
Whether it’s an economical or a high-end office furniture brand like Herman Miller or Teknion, your office furniture is a significant investment that needs to last. It may not be in your budget to upgrade it simply to give your office space a new look. It may not even be in your budget to upgrade it when you’re relocating to a new space – even though it’s likely that your existing furniture will not fit in your new office space. An experienced office furniture installer can help you make the most of your existing furniture in your new space.
Design trends come and go, but they usually transition from “not” on the radar to “hot” and in high demand early in the New Year. After all, a New Year calls for a fresh, new start! Here’s a sneak peek of the five biggest office trends to expect in 2019.
Top 5 Office Design Trends for 2019
Anything you can do to boost employee happiness in the workplace will probably pay off in terms of productivity – and your bottom line. Why? Because happy employees are less likely to look for another job.
If your plans for the New Year include possibly moving your business to a different city or state, you’re probably already aware that the cost to physically pack up and move your equipment and employees will be considerable. There are other factors besides moving expenses that you should consider carefully before committing to relocate to a new area, here are five.
If you're charged with overseeing the relocation, reconfiguration, downsizing, or long-distance move of your office, you are facing a logistical challenge. You are probably focused on timing your project to minimize company downtime and ensure that your team is able to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.
It’s always important to be careful who you trust to come into your place of business as a vendor or a service provider. When your business has access to customers’ sensitive personal information, such as financial records, medical records, and legal documents you’ve got to be especially careful.
No matter how talented or dedicated you are, you can’t be two places at the same time. If you’ll be overseeing an office relocation or installation from afar, you’re probably wondering how you’ll make sure the project is proceeding on time, on budget, and in the professional manner you and you’re clients are expecting.
In 2017, IT provider Softchoice surveyed 1,000 full-time North American office workers who use a computer or mobile device during the majority of the workday. Nearly 75% of respondents said they would quit their jobs to work for a company that would allow them to work from home, even if their salary stayed the same. When it comes to a work perk, working from home is number one on many employees’ wish lists.